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April 26, 2021

Engineering honor society announces spring award recipients

Submitted by Mary Rankin

The Steel Ring Engineering Honor Society in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has announced its spring award recipients in the following categories: Saint Patricia and Saint Patrick, the W. Leroy Culbertson Steel Ring Leadership Scholarship and the Clair A. Mauch Steel Ring Advisor of the Year Award.

The honor of Saint Patricia and Saint Patrick is awarded annually to two outstanding graduating seniors in the College of Engineering who have been nominated by their respective departments in recognition of their leadership and contributions within their department, impact on the college and K-State community, and strong record of academic excellence.

This year's winners, Saint Patricia, Mariana Cruz, civil engineering; and Saint Patrick, Ronaldo Lopez, mechanical engineering, were chosen by their peers in the college through online voting.

Recipients of the 2021 W. Leroy Culbertson Steel Ring Leadership Scholarship have also been announced and will be awarded to Erin Hartegan, junior in industrial engineering, and Sierra Staatz, junior in chemical engineering. This scholarship was permanently endowed in 1985 by Culbertson's wife, Wanda, along with additional donations from Steel Ring Engineering Honor Society alumni. Recipients are selected by the Steel Ring scholarship committee.

The Clair A. Mauch Steel Ring Advisor of the Year for 2021 is Mitzi Farmer, academic adviser in the mechanical and nuclear engineering department. This award recognizes individual achievement in advising by a full-time faculty or staff member. Members of Steel Ring make the selection based on demonstrated concern for students' academic progress; familiarity with administrative, university and departmental advising policies; and availability to students and recognized ability to positively impact their education.

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